Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Nov
    14
    Philadelphia magazine's ThinkFest 2019 Presented by UnitedHealthcare
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Philadelphia magazine's ThinkFest 2019 Presented by UnitedHealthcare

    November 14, 2019
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 hours
    Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Description: The year is 2039. Philadelphia is known as America's greatest city.How did we get here? On November 14th, the city's most innovative minds will tell you. 

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  • Nov
    14
    Philadelphia Community Compost Network Public Meeting
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Philadelphia Community Compost Network Public Meeting

    November 14, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    The community meeting will introduce the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) new Community Compost Network and explain how you can get involved. Presenters will include the PPR, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Penn State Extension.

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  • Nov
    14
    Badges Without Borders w/ Stuart Schrader & Patrick Blanchfield
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

    Badges Without Borders w/ Stuart Schrader & Patrick Blanchfield

    November 14, 2019
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hours
    Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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    From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home.

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